This Website Is Being Attacked

As a side note to my day today, for the last 24 hours or so someone, or several someones, have been attempting to brute force the login credential for this web site.  Thanks to my web site security, I am aware of the attempts, and it appears that the security applications are doing a great job of preventing an intrusion.  Besides the automated password cracking attempt, there have been SQL injection attempts blocked, spam comments blocked, and even a DDoS attack thwarted.

Some of the source IP addresses for these attempts are, (DDoS from Bejing, China), (brute force password attack from New South Wales, Australia), (comment spam from Vietnam), (SQL injection attempts from Malpils, Latvia).  I’m sure some or most of these are TOR exit nodes, so who knows where is is really originating from?  Seems like I have a bunch of fans.  Thanks guys, the attention is all very flattering and everything but maybe it’s time to move on.


About the Author:

I am a cybersecurity and IT instructor, cybersecurity analyst, pen-tester, trainer, and speaker. I am an owner of the WyzCo Group Inc. In addition to consulting on security products and services, I also conduct security audits, compliance audits, vulnerability assessments and penetration tests. I also teach Cybersecurity Awareness Training classes. I work as an information technology and cybersecurity instructor for several training and certification organizations. I have worked in corporate, military, government, and workforce development training environments I am a frequent speaker at professional conferences such as the Minnesota Bloggers Conference, Secure360 Security Conference in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, the (ISC)2 World Congress 2016, and the ISSA International Conference 2017, and many local community organizations, including Chambers of Commerce, SCORE, and several school districts. I have been blogging on cybersecurity since 2006 at

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